Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: pulse
IPA transcription: [p'ĘŚls]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: pulsation, pulsing, pulse, impulse
    Meaning: (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients); "the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star"
  • Synonyms: pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat
    Meaning: the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: pulsate, throb, pulse
    Meaning: expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
  • Synonyms: pulse, pulsate
    Meaning: produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses; "pulse waves"; "a transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube"
Usage examples
  • I took the wounded man's pulse.
  • "I will watch his pulse carefully.
  • His pulse was then 144, double its ordinary quickness.
  • I felt his pulse and his heart, and unfastened his collar.
  • He was cheerful, but with a fevered pulse, and still the stomach-pains.
  • "Among other things." The swarthy gentleman continued his study of the patient's pulse.
  • To-day, from each and all, a breath of prayer--a pulse of thought, To memory of Him--to birth of Him.
  • The pulse must have grown hard, the mouth must have been dry with the ardor of the chase, at those times.
  • The doctor laid him back upon the bed, feeling his pulse with one hand, while he stood and regarded him in silence.
  • His face was turned to the sky, his eyes blindly staring; there was no pulse, no breath; he was already cold in death.